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Rare Species by County
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CountyTypeCategoryScientific NameCommon NameGlobal RankState RankFed. StatusState StatusHabitatWet Habitat Flag
AndersonInvertebrate AnimalMolluscMargaritifera monodontaSpectaclecaseG2S2S3LEEMedium to large rivers; in substrates from mud and sand to gravel, cobble, and boulders; Cumberland and Tennessee river systems.Aquatic
AndersonVertebrate AnimalFishErimystax cahniSlender ChubG1S1LT, XNTMajor headwater tribs to TN River with small gravel substrates & swift-moderate currents.Aquatic
AndersonVascular PlantFlowering PlantElodea nuttalliiNuttall's WaterweedG5S2--SAquatic; Streams And PondsAquatic
AndersonVertebrate AnimalFishPercina aurantiacaTangerine DarterG4S3--DLarge-moderate size headwater tribs to Tennessee River, in clear, fairly deep, rocky pools, usually below riffles.Aquatic
AndersonVascular PlantFlowering PlantParnassia grandifoliaLarge-leaved Grass-of-parnassusG3S3--SCalcareous SeepsPossible
AndersonVascular PlantFlowering PlantPanax quinquefoliusAmerican GinsengG3G4S3S4--S-CERich WoodsPossible
AndersonVertebrate AnimalFishNoturus flavipinnisYellowfin MadtomG1S1LT,XNTMedium size to large creeks and small rivers that are unpolluted & relatively unsilted; upper Tennessee River watershed.Aquatic
AndersonInvertebrate AnimalMolluscFusconaia cuneolusFinerayed PigtoeG1S1LE, XNERiffles of fords and shoals of mod gradient streams in firm cobble and gravel substrates; middle & upper Tennessee River watershed.Aquatic
AndersonInvertebrate AnimalMolluscFusconaia corShiny PigtoeG1S1LE, XNEShoals and riffles of small-medium sized rivers with mod-fast current over sand-cobble substrates; upper Tennessee River watershed.Aquatic
AndersonInvertebrate AnimalMolluscAthearnia anthonyiAnthony's RiversnailG1S1LE,XNELarger rivers and downstream stretches of lg creeks, on cobble/boulder substrates adj. riffles; portions of upper TN River basin.Aquatic
AndersonInvertebrate AnimalCrustaceanAmerigoniscus nicholasiA Cave Obligate IsopodG1G2S1S2--Rare, Not State ListedTerrestrial cave obligate; known from two caves; Western Highland Rim and Ridge & Valley.Upland
AndersonVertebrate AnimalAmphibianDesmognathus welteriBlack Mountain SalamanderG4S3--DSpring runs and permanent streams in wooded mountainous terrain; northern Cumberlands.Aquatic
AndersonInvertebrate AnimalInsectPseudanophthalmus wallaceiWallace's Cave BeetleG1S1--Rare, Not State ListedTerrestrial cave obligate; Ridge & Valley; Anderson County.Upland
AndersonInvertebrate AnimalMolluscLampsilis virescensAlabama LampmusselG1S1LEEFound in sand and gravel substrates in shoal areas of small-medium size rivers; middle and upper TN R system; recently rediscovered in Emory River.Aquatic
AndersonInvertebrate AnimalMolluscLampsilis abruptaPink MucketG1G2S2LEEGenerally a large river species, preferring sand-gravel or rocky substrates with mod-strong currents; Tennessee & Cumberland river systems.Aquatic
AndersonVertebrate AnimalFishCycleptus elongatusBlue SuckerG3G4S2--TSwift waters over firm substrates in big rivers.Aquatic
AndersonVertebrate AnimalAmphibianCryptobranchus alleganiensisHellbenderG3S3--ERocky, clear creeks and rivers with large shelter rocks.Aquatic
AndersonInvertebrate AnimalMolluscCarychium stygiumCave ThornG3S2--Rare, Not State ListedCave obligate; feeds on cricket guano; Highland Rim & escarpment of Cumberland Plateau.Upland
AndersonVascular PlantFlowering PlantPlatanthera flava var. herbiolaTubercled Rein-orchidG4?T4QS2--TSwamps And FloodplainsPossible
AndersonVertebrate AnimalMammalMyotis lucifugusLittle Brown MyotisG3G4S3--TOften uses human-made structures for resting and maternity sites; they also use caves and hollow trees. Typically feed over water.No Data
AndersonVascular PlantFlowering PlantFothergilla majorMountain Witch-alderG3S2--TRocky Slopes And River BanksPossible
AndersonInvertebrate AnimalMolluscDromus dromasDromedary PearlymusselG1S1LE, XNEMedium-large rivers with riffles and shoals w/ relatively firm rubble, gravel, and stable substrates; Tennessee & Cumberland systems.Aquatic
AndersonVertebrate AnimalBirdLimnothlypis swainsoniiSwainson's WarblerG4S3--DMature, rich, damp, deciduous floodplain and swamp forests.Possible
AndersonVertebrate AnimalFishEtheostoma maydeniRedlips DarterGNRS2--TFound in slow-moving large creeks and rivers in pools along the banks strewn with boulders and woody debris.No Data
AndersonVertebrate AnimalBirdThryomanes bewickiiBewick's WrenG5S1--DBrushy areas, thickets and scrub in open country, open and riparian woodland.Upland
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